SSO Support Organizations

In collaboration with our attorney Mike Marshall of Evans Petree PC, the following information was prepared to assist organizations in Collierville in registering with the State of Tennessee to become School Support Organizations (SSO’s).

All organizations that support schools in Tennessee must be in compliance with TCA 49-2-206 (4)(A) which became effective July 1, 2008. As such, they are required to register as nonprofits with the State of Tennessee and are subject to audits by the Collierville Board of Education and the State Comptroller. SSO’s must be approved to operate by the Principal of the school they are affiliated with and/or the Superintendent of Collierville Schools. Each SSO must provide documentation to the Central Office of the district showing they are a registered nonprofit in good standing, have documented goals and objectives and have provided the names and contact information of their officers.

The law does not require a School Support Organization to become a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. For certain organizations the benefits of becoming a 501 (c)(3) organization entity is important to enable donors to receive credit for tax deductible donations and also for sales tax exemption.
Below are the Collierville Middle School recognized support organizations for 2018-2019.  In addition to the annual checklist, each will submit the following to the school administrator:
  • Bank Statements (Monthly)
  • Budgets
  • Bylaws (Must have 2018-2019 listed)
  • Charter Documentation
Sport/Activity SSO Season Coach/Sponsor
Band Band Booster Club a-Fall Bibbs, Joshua
Cheerleading Cheer Booster Club a-Fall Roof, Alyssa
Choir N/A a-Fall Benson, Misty
Cross Country - Boys N/A a-Fall Townsend, Tammy
Cross Country - Girls N/A a-Fall Townsend, Tammy
Golf N/A a-Fall Curry, David
Orchestra Orchestra Booster Club a-Fall Hall, Britta
Pom Pom Booster Blub a-Fall Sutherlen, Letitia
Soccer - Girls N/A a-Fall Wells, Sarah
STEM N/A a-Fall Pittman, Lisa
Theater N/A a-Fall Yeager, Michelle
Volleyball Volleyball Booster Club a-Fall Cline, Courtney
Basketball - Boys N/A b-Winter Green, Bassanio
Basketball - Girls N/A b-Winter LeSure, Sherrie
Basketball Cheer N/A b-Winter Sutherlen, Letitia
Baseball N/A c-Spring Bachelor, Seth
Soccer - Boys N/A c-Spring Wells, Sarah
Softball N/A c-Spring Breedlove, Patty
Track and Field - Boys N/A c-Spring Gibson, George
Track and Field - Girls N/A c-Spring Gibson, George